To the editor:

I use the Parents as Teachers (PAT) program, as well as the Meld program, at People Place in Ames. My family has benefited from these two programs that supply useful information when needed. It has taught and showed us how to reach for help for ourselves as adults or for our children. The PAT program has taught my children many different things, by teaching the kids and adults different ways to handle things in the emotional, physical, mental and developmental areas. I highly recommend these programs and am thankful for the support the United Way provides People Place so they can offer the programs to families like mine.

Erica Tinnermeir

Nevada